I'll bet some of these birds are actually enjoying this weather. We are crisp and cool in the North East. Way too much rain, but the leaves are in full color and the geese are migrating which means that they are in every lake and pond and field.
The chickens are loving getting out, but they have so little time as we are now losing light fast. Really has shortened the free range bug eatng time.
You are correct...mine are loving the colder weather We dropped to 29 degrees for the last couple of nights, and highs only in the upper 40's. The chickees - 6 weeks old now - are already flying really high, and roosting in the trees. Which is terrific, because I have a Sussex Roo that wants to do away with them. Amazing how quick they are to escape danger!
I don't think we have been quite that cold yet. We had lower 30's and frost last week. Your young chicks are hardy! Do you free range all year? At night my chickens huddle together in a chicken pile by the screen door of the coop. Only a few use the roost.
Wind is bad tonight. Hope we are still on the foundation in the morning.